Finished two trips around the tracks at 930 and no others on the trail. Snow is about as good as it gets. Violet wax was perfect for track conditions. Lower lot is now cleared and shute to the main trail from the lower lot is groomed.
Montana Creek is ready to go for a skate and classic. Conditions are good.
Groomed the skate track on the lake inner loop and campground last night (Friday evening). It should be all set up and ready to go for those early birds Saturday morn. Did multiple laps on the lake to “iron” out some of the chatter marks that have been appearing, so it should be in even better shape usual. Nice, flat and corduroyed with zero drifts! Classic tracks looked great so they were not redone on the lake inner loop. The first 1/4-1/3, going counter clockwise, of the campground classic track is in missing in places due to mechanical issues with the setter, but the rest is in good condition. CG
Eaglecrest is on it! They are grooming the upper and lower loops daily for skate and classic with the big machines. Wide smooth corduroy skate lane, nicely set classic track. Every inch of the lower loop is groomed, including some sections that have not been set for several years. Treat yourself to true nordic skiing with hills, loops, roundabouts, forest trails and open meadows. Don’t forget to buy a day ticket at the lodge, unless you already have a season pass or alpine pass add-on.
Finished grooming campground and lake at noon. Skate conditions at campground are great–silky light snow and a wonderful corduroy. Classic track looks good. Skate conditions on lake are very good as are the classic tracks. No wind and plenty of sunshine!
Regroomed yesterday afternoon – only the center skate zone – it was good before I started and looked sweet when I left. It probably will not be regroomed over the next few days (it will still be good especially in the middle of the day) as I want to preserve the snow for the Border to Boarder ski next Saturday (1/9).
Have a great weekend of skiing!
Fresh groom and track, sun, nice temps, what more could you want?